Child stars are often properly groomed for the limelight – they are taught the rudiments of the celebrity lifestyle and how to navigate the topsy-turvy torrents of mild chaos they are tossed in, on account of their fame. Yet, they hardly seem fully aware of the principles of growing up – from the unfamiliar waters of wealth management and business finance to how to react when your fortune comes crashing down in a pile of bankruptcy pleas; nobody usually cares for real-life lessons.

Thankfully, it isn’t all sob stories for our favorite acts  – while some celebs take credit for a  few bad choices, others put their earnings and dividends to good use. Today, whatever the case, they are all grown up and newsworthy. Let’s take a look at some of the child stars that kept on shining, and those that didn’t…

Tami Stronach – Slowly Coming Back To Acting

Tami Stronach’s career started in the 1980s when she portrayed the role of the Childlike Empress in the film, The Neverending Story. But then that was her most memorable acting credit as she discontinued her career because her parents were afraid that she would end up in drug and alcohol rehab like a lot of Hollywood starlets. She later grew up living a normal life and developed a love for dance.

In fact, she has been a part of the Neta Dance Company and was able to have numerous performances. These days, she is set to make a comeback in acting and is going to appear in the upcoming movie, Ultra Low.

Angus T. Jones – Biting The Fingers That Fed Him

Angus Jones may have made a few other appearances on TV and film, but it is on account of his role on the controversial sitcom, Two and a Half Men that the actor became a notable face and name. Surprisingly, Jones has been anything but enthusiastic about the show that brought him into the limelight – stating that its content is no better than ‘filth.’

However, with some top-notch financial planning and wealth management, we suppose he can afford to make unsightly comments considering he had spent over a decade making $300K per episode from the sitcom.